Coming Around Again: Sears to Relaunch Full-Service Beauty

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The beleaguered Sears is circling back into full-service beauty in a big way, following a costly and abrupt exit eight years ago.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Madisyn Ritland in AE Artist Jean.


American Eagle Profits Fall

Second-quarter profits fell as progress in its women’s denim business wasn’t shared by other departments.

clock August 27, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Matthew Lynch

Jean-Paul Agon


L’Oreal Profits Down in First Half

L’Oréal’s net profits declined 13.7 percent to 1.086 billion euros, or $1.448 billion at average exchange, in first half 2009.

clock August 27, 2009Jennifer Weil

J. Crew at the Galleria Dallas.


J. Crew Profits Rise

In the midst of the sharpest downturn since the Great Depression, J. Crew Group is staying the course.

clock August 27, 2009David Moin

Keith Stewart


ShopNBC Gets Aggressive About Beauty

TV shopping network wants to evolve into an on-air springboard where small beauty brands hit big.

clock August 28, 2009Rachel Brown and Molly Prior

New items from 3Lab.


Down to a Science: 3Lab Enters Its Next Phase

Luxury skin care line 3Lab Inc. is hoping its futuristic technology and cutting-edge ingredients will gain national appeal.

clock August 28, 2009Gillian Koenig

An ad image featuring Ecko.


Marc Ecko Makes First Foray Into Fragrance

Marc Ecko is making a play for the men’s fragrance market with the launch of his first scent, Ecko by Marc Ecko.

clock August 28, 2009Gillian Koenig

Cartier’s Les Heures de Parfum quintet.


Cartier Launches Time-Themed Fragrance Collection

Les Heures de Parfum, a quintet of unisex scents, reference not only “the special moments of life,” but also Cartier’s watchmaking heritage.

clock August 28, 2009Julie Naughton

The ad will appear in the New York Post this fall.


Coach: Planning for the Man With New Scent

Coach is looking to beef up its men’s business by launching its first masculine scent, Coach for Men, in mid-September.

clock August 28, 2009Julie Naughton

Kim Kardashian


Kim Kardashian Inks Deal With Lighthouse Beauty

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is about to add one more title to her résumé: fragrance creator.

clock August 28, 2009Julie Naughton


Blumarine Launching First Fragrance

Company will christen its fragrance license with a scent named after one of Italy’s most often used words.

clock August 28, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Cheryl Cole

Human Resources

L’Oreal Paris Names Cole New Spokeswoman

L’Oréal Paris has tapped pop star and television personality Cheryl Cole as a brand spokeswoman in the U.K. and Ireland.

clock August 28, 2009Brid Costello

Deborah Lippmann’s new look.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Guthy-Renker’s New CEOs…LaLicious’s New Line…

Infomercial giant Guthy-Renker announced Thursday that Ben Van de Bunt and Kevin Knee have been promoted from co-presidents to co-chief executive officers.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

A Poleci showroom display.

Ready To Wear

Southwest Buyers Seek Novel Fashions at FIG

Date tops and jewelry top lists.

clock August 28, 2009Holly Haber

An Emporio Armani runway look for fall-winter.

Designer and Luxury

Second Lines Gain Steam

Designers and retailers see boom in demand.

clock August 28, 2009Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari and Amanda Kaiser


Daily Stock Wrap: August 27, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: Bauer Restructuring

Reorganization specialist will also serve as corporate secretary.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Human Resources

In Brief: Warren Joins Advanstar Fashion Group

Will oversee merchandising of MAGIC, Project and other Advanstar fashion trade shows.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff


Financo Names Faraut

Financo INC. has named Philippe Faraut managing director and head of its Los Angeles office.

clock August 28, 2009David Moin


Liberty Narrows Loss, Seeks Investor

Liberty plc, the retail and fabrics company, has narrowed its net losses in the past six months and recorded double-digit sales growth.

clock August 28, 2009Nina Jones


Bon-Ton on the Rise

Stock up 11.5% Thursday as retail shares edge higher.

clock August 28, 2009Evan Clark

An ensemble from Blue Crush.


Japan Golfwear Market Takes Off

The driving range has become the latest spot to make a fashion statement.

clock August 28, 2009Yoshiki Hayashi

Human Resources

Obit: Oscar Micucci of Tod’s

Oscar Micucci, the global communications and marketing director at Tod’s Group, died Tuesday in his Milan apartment of a heart attack.

clock August 28, 2009Alessandra Ilari

The interior of Mackage’s pop-up store.


Mackage Launching Pop-Up Shop

Outerwear label to test market in the Meatpacking District.

clock August 28, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

BIG Architects’ design for the national library.

Designer and Luxury

Kazakhstan’s New Library

BIG wins building design competition.

clock August 28, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

The Toledos at work in Washington.

Designer and Luxury

The Toledos Live in a Glass House

The design duo of Isabel and Ruben Toledo have just polished off a stay deep in the woods at the Dale Chihuly-founded Pilchuck Glass School.

clock August 28, 2009Joanna Ramey

The Dock will be held in Tom Dixon’s neighborhood.

Designer and Luxury

On the Drawing Board: Tom Dixon’s Dock Project…Biomega’s Bamboo Bike

Tom Dixon is pulling together all sorts of passing fancies for next month’s London Design Festival.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Sears’ new beauty department.


New Gloss: Sears Tries Beauty Again

The beleaguered Sears is circling back into full-service beauty in a big way, following a costly and abrupt exit eight years ago.

clock August 28, 2009Faye Brookman

Commando Hosiery’s comfortable waist line.


Two Innerwear Firms Launch Hosiery Lines

Only Hearts and Commando Underwear are expanding their offerings with new legwear collections.

clock August 28, 2009Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Shutters Three U.S. Stores, Plans Three Openings

Bulgari is shifting locations of several of its U.S. stores in an effort to shore up lagging growth.

clock August 28, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Dunhill’s Facet watches

Designer and Luxury

Dunhill Relaunches Watches

Dunhill is revisiting and reviving its heritage by launching its first watches in three years.

clock August 28, 2009Emilie Marsh

Inside the boutique of Christophe Lemaire.


Paris’s Marais District Draws Men’s Retailers

New wave of men’s specialty stores arrive in the historic neighborhood.

clock August 28, 2009Natasha Montrose


Major Stores, Minority Businesses Seek to Connect

Strong partnerships, due diligence and clear business goals said crucial for minority-owned businesses to strengthen their ties with national retailers.

clock August 28, 2009Liza Casabona

Baptiste Giabiconi and Lara Stone in a Numero shoot by Karl Lagerfeld.


Memo Pad: An Ad Call for Men… Fortune’s Business of Style…

David Gandy’s sculpted torso has joined Scarlett Johansson’s voluptuous flesh in Dolce & Gabbana’s beauty ads.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Versus to Relaunch Apparel

Versace brand to launch women’s in September.

clock August 28, 2009Rachel Mascetta

Fashion Scoops

Chris March for Payment… Temperley’s New Line…

Former “Project Runway” contestant Chris March is suing designer Thierry Mugler for allegedly failing to pay him for work.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Belk Inc. posted a 9.3 percent gain.


Belk 2nd-Qtr. Net Rises Despite Sales Decline

Inventory and expense control yield a 14.6% profit increase.

clock August 28, 2009Arnold J. Karr

A fall 2009 look from the Hervé Léger by Max Azria collection.

Designer and Luxury

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Expands Globally

Label expands reach with store openings in London, Singapore and Dallas, and a relocation of its Madison Avenue unit in Manhattan.

clock August 28, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


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